Teaching and Learning Staff

301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Cory Epler, Ph.D.
Chief Academic Officer
Teaching and Learning
Phone: 402.471.3240
cory.epler@nebraska.gov

Sal Curtis

Professional Assistant
Teaching and Learning
Phone: 402.471.6692
sally.curtis@nebraska.gov
Katie Graham
State Director
Nebraska Career Education
Phone: 402.471.3104
katie.graham@nebraska.gov

Vacant

Deputy State Director
Nebraska Career Education

Teri Sloup
Perkins Grant Manager
Nebraska Career Education
Phone: 402.471.4809
teri.sloup@nebraska.gov

CONTENT AREA SPECIALISTS

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Krystl Knabe
Phone: 402.471.0015
krystl.knabe@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:

Caitlin Davidson
Phone: 402-471-2439
caitlin.davidson@nebraska.gov
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Amy Tomlinson
Phone: 402.471.2441
amy.tomlinson@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Caitlin Davidson
Phone: 402-471-2439
caitlin.davidson@nebraska.gov

Communication & Information Systems

Jacqui Garrison
Phone: 402.471.4865
jacqui.garrison@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:

Karen Kloch
Phone: 402-471-4817
karen.kloch@nebraska.gov

Business, Marketing & Management

Sydney Kobza
Phone: 402.471.4818
sydney.kobza@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:

Karen Kloch
Phone: 402-471-4817
karen.kloch@nebraska.gov

High Ability Learning & Dual Credit Specialist

Becky Keilig
Phone: 402-471-0737
becky.keilig@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Jacob Clark
Phone: 402-471-2481
jacob.a.clark@nebraska.gov

Physical Education and Health Education

Lacey Peters
Phone: 402.471.4352
lacey.peters@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:

Patsy Shald
Phone: 402-471-2109
patsy.shald@nebraska.gov

Sexual Health / HIV Education

Chris Junker
Phone: 402.462.4187 x 166
chris.junker@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:

Patsy Shald
Phone: 402-471-2109
patsy.shald@nebraska.gov

English Language Arts

Marissa Payzant, Ed.D.
Phone: 402.471.4336
marissa.payzant@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:

Lucas Miller
Phone: 402-471-3962
lucas.miller@nebraska.gov

Entrepreneurship Education

Gregg Christensen
Phone: 402.471.4337
gregg.christensen@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:

Cori Combs
Phone: 402-471-0953
cori.combs@nebraska.gov

Family and Consumer Sciences

Kristin Vest
Phone: 402.471.4814
kristin.vest@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:

Terri Donahue
Phone: 402-471-4815
terri.donahue@nebraska.gov

Fine Arts

Debbie DeFrain
Phone: 402.471.3142
debbie.defrain@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Lucas Miller
Phone: 402-471-3962
lucas.miller@nebraska.gov

Health Sciences

Carol Packard
Phone: 402.471.1843
carol.packard@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:

Terri Donahue
Phone: 402-471-4815
terri.donahue@nebraska.gov

Mathematics

Deb Romanek
Phone: 402.471.2503
deb.romanek@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:

Patsy Shald
Phone: 402-471-2109
patsy.shald@nebraska.gov

School Counseling

Donna Hoffman
Phone: 402.471.4811
donna.hoffman@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:

Caitlin Davidson
Phone: 402-471-2439
caitlin.davidson@nebraska.gov

Science

Sara Cooper
Phone: 402.471.4329
sara.cooper@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:

Patsy Shald
Phone: 402-471-2109
patsy.shald@nebraska.gov

Skilled and Technical Sciences

Tony Glenn
Phone: 402.471.4819
tony.glenn@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:

Cori Combs
Phone: 402-471-0953
cori.combs@nebraska.gov

World Languages

Stephanie Call
Phone: 402.471.4331
stephanie.call@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:

Rhonda Wisdom
Phone: 402-471-2446
rhonda.wisdom@nebraska.gov

Social Studies

Harris Payne
Phone: 402.471.2449
harris.payne@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:

Rhonda Wisdom
Phone: 402-471-2446
rhonda.wisdom@nebraska.gov

STUDENT LEADERSHIP SPECIALISTS

FCCLA State Adviser
Kristin Vest
402.471.4814
kristin.vest@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:

Terri Donahue
Phone: 402-471-4815
terri.donahue@nebraska.gov
State DECA Advisor
Sydney Kobza
Phone: 402.471.4818
sydney.kobza@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:

Karen Kloch
Phone: 402-471-4817
karen.kloch@nebraska.gov

State HOSA Advisor

Carol Packard
402.471.4813
carol.packard@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:

Cori Combs
Phone: 402-471-0953
cori.combs@nebraska.gov

State FFA Advisor

Amy Tomlinson
402.471.2441
Amy.Tomlinson@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:

Caitlin Davidson
Phone: 402-471-2439
caitlin.davidson@nebraska.gov

SkillsUSA Nebraska Director

Greg Stahr
402.471.0898
greg.stahr@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:

Cori Combs
Phone: 402-471-0953
cori.combs@nebraska.gov

Educators Rising Nebraska Advisor

Kelsey Kummer
Phone: 402.471.4568
carol.packard@nebraska.govTerri Donahue
Phone: 402-471-4815
terri.donahue@nebraska.gov

State FBLA Advisor

Sydney Kobza
402.471.4818
sydney.kobza@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:

Karen Kloch
Phone: 402-471-4817
karen.kloch@nebraska.gov